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Christmas Arrangements for Children

How did we get to November so quickly? It's the middle of November and still no Christmas arrangements for the children. The days somehow seem to turn into weeks more quickly than the rest of the year. How is that even possible? Those good intentions you had of...

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“And who is the fee-earner dealing with your matter?”

Fee earner "And who is the fee-earner dealing with your matter?" asked the managing partner of a regional law practice. Let's call him Peter to protect his identity. Raising a concern I'd been put through to him when I phoned to raise a concern. I wanted to find out...

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Snowbound? Mediate From the Comfort of Your Home.

Being snowbound doesn't mean you can't meet with a mediator. Providing you've got a computer or tablet with a camera, a broadband wifi connection, and a place to sit in privacy, we can meet you online over video using Skype, FaceTime or Zoom. We undertook extensive...

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The Perfect Christmas Gift for a Child

In my last blog, What do Children Really Want for Christmas? I mentioned that what children of separated  parents want most is for their mum and dad to get on and not fight. Of course, most children also like to get things. The perfect Christmas gift for a child  will...

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Boundary Disputes and Mediation

Boundary disputes Boundary disputes and mediation may, at first glance, seem like an oxymoron. "Mediation is only for people who get on, or whose disagreements are minor isn't it?" "Surely, boundary disputes are simply about the law?" "And anyway, me and my neighbour...

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What do Children Really Want for Christmas?

Confession #1 What do children really want for Christmas? It's confession time - I have no idea what gadgets, toys or games kids are into at the moment. But I do know what children don't want. They don't want their mum and dad to argue, especially not about them. They...

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Finding the Right Family Mediator

Finding the right family mediator doesn't have to be like looking for a needle in a haystack. But there's a lot to deal with when going through separation and divorce. Children need stability and reassurance, you may need to find somewhere to live, keep paying the...

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Will an Amicable Separation Get You What You Need?

Amicable separation There are some going through relationship breakdown who believe that an amicable separation would mean they wouldn't get what they want. It would involve some sort of touchy-feely approach. That would mean they wouldn't be able to make the other...

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